Monthly Archives: June 2013

Off to St Kilda

Heading to Ullapool for the ferry to Stornaway then get picked up and off on a boat for a few days heading for St Kilda. It is all weather dependent so will have to see what happens. The adventure begins. … Continue reading

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Thoughts after a sad day but a celebration of a good life.

Yesterday was the funeral of my lovely neighbour Pam, it was a hard day for the family and I was asked to speak at the funeral in the village of Burghead. This was a great honour for me to be … Continue reading

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Wind farm building – incredible engineering? “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ― John Muir

  These photos are of a local wind farm taking by a good friend. It is  incredible engineering that is involved.  I leave you to make your mind up – there are promise to leave the ground as they found … Continue reading

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St Kilda – Getting ready for the trip.

I hope to visit St Kilda next week weather dependent, like most people I have always wanted to visit this place and see more of it. I may get a chance next week It  will be an interesting trip no … Continue reading

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Power Cut – how we rely on all the mod cons! St Kilda – Celtman the dream continues!

I had a power cut this morning so the world stopped how much do we take modern living for granted?  The basics like electricity and water used every day simple but effective, I am lucky with lots of back -up … Continue reading

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River Crossings – be wary!

I did not go on the hill yesterday as it was pouring I am sure the rivers would be very wild. Rivers in flood in the mountains are very dangerous and every year someone drowns in the mountains trying to … Continue reading

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Easter Ross Guide Book 1966 Interim Guide- Tranter, Patey RAF Kinloss/ Valley MRT – A journey never to be forgotten.

I am going through some old guide books and found this gem an Interim Guide to rock and ice climbing in the district of Easter Ross published in 1966. It was written by A.R.M. Park & P.N.L. Tranter it was … Continue reading

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Anson Crash in Assynt some more photos in 1985!

These photos are from Eric Hughes RIP who was a big part of the renovation of the Memorial in June 1985 at the Assynt Anson Crash. I am sure this was in June and some relatives visited the site which … Continue reading

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Neighbours – I am a lucky man in memory of Pam a great neighbour.

When I moved to Burghead I was very lucky as my neighbours are great people, I share a wee backyard with Pam & Irving. Pam passed away yesterday after along illness, she has been in hospital since December.  Pam and … Continue reading

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Nature the best medicine.

When things get hard just look outside and see what nature is up to and things get better, or even better go for a walk and see what is going on in nature. At this time of year there is … Continue reading

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